Another Part of the Forest OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
June 7, 2010
Closing:
July 3, 2010

Theater: Theatre at St. Clement's / 423 West 46th Street, New York, New York, 10036

Synopsis: 

The first New York City revival in decades of the shocking, rarely-seen "prequel" to The Little Foxes, Another Part of the Forest depicts the early days of the notorious Hubbard family. There's the father, Marcus, the most-hated man in town; his emotionally crippled wife, Lavinia, who has secrets of her own; their wayward daughter, Regina, and two resentful sons. The eldest son, Benjamin, uncovers a long-buried secret. Threatening to reveal it, he attempts to blackmail his father into signing over the family fortune or face an angry lynch mob.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Another Part of the Forest

    A Villain, Younger but Already Formed

    Anita Gates

    June 8, 2010: If you’ve ever seen a production of “The Little Foxes” or the 1941 movie version with Bette Davis and wondered how her character, the monstrous Regina Giddens, got that way, “Another Part of the Forest” will answer that question. But you won’t see the process.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF Another Part of the Forest

    Another Part of the Forest

    Andy Propst

    June 8, 2010: For anyone who's ever wondered what the venomous characters in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes might have been like when they were younger, the Peccadillo Theatre Company's delectable revival of Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, playing at the Theatre at St. Clement's, provides some answers. The play, originally produced some seven years after the success of Foxes, may not be as assured as its predecessor, but it is, nonetheless, a satisfying potboiler, served up with zest in director Dan Wackerman's generally taut staging.

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  • CURTAIN UP REVIEW OF Another Part of the Forest

    Another Part of the Forest

    Elyse Sommer

    June 7, 2010: Most of us know the morally corrupt, rapacious Hubbard clan from the 1941 golden oldie film version of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes. The role of the family's best known, viper-in-chief, Regina Giddens, was originated by Tallulah Bankhead on Broadway, and Bette Davis on screen.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Another Part of the Forest

    Another Part of the Forest

    Erik Haagensen

    June 7, 2010: Lillian Hellman should have listened to Mary Poppins. "I never explain anything," proclaimed P.L. Travers' famous nanny. Nevertheless, in 1946 Hellman decided to write a prequel to her 1939 Broadway hit, "The Little Foxes," which introduced the rapacious Hubbard clan. "Another Part of the Forest" was intended to explain how this greedy, grasping Southern family got that way. The show was a middling hit (182 performances, versus 410 for "Foxes"), enough to generate a 1948 film version, but received decidedly mixed notices. Brooks Atkinson complained in The New York Times that "Forest" "went over the line, into old-fashioned melodrama." Alas, he was right. Though Peccadillo Theater Company gives it a game go, director Dan Wackerman and his largely solid if unspectacular cast can't compensate for Hellmann's schematically plotted, two-dimensional script.

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  • TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF Another Part of the Forest

    Peccadillo Theater Company spreads the Hellman’s

    Adam Feldman

    June 8, 2010: In September at New York Theatre Workshop, Ivo van Hove will direct a revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama The Little Foxes, starring Elizabeth Marvel as the poisonous Regina Hubbard Giddens: a Southern belladonna in a garden of sibling greed. We can’t wait to see it. But as wait we must, we could do worse than to spend an evening at Peccadillo Theater Company’s competent revival of Hellman’s 1946 prequel to The Little Foxes, Another Part of the Forest, which digs at the rotten roots of the Hubbard family tree.

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